Anatomy Coloring Book, The, 4th edition

  • Wynn Kapit, 
  • Lawrence M. Elson

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For over 35 years, The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the #1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book! A useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning anatomical structures, this concisely written text features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn figures that were crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Organized according to body systems, each of the 162 spreads  featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system where anatomical terminology is linked to detailed illustrations of the structures of the body. When you color to learn with The Anatomy Coloring Book, you make visual associations with key terminology, and assimilate information while engaging in kinesthetic learning. Studying anatomy is made easy and fun!


The Fourth Edition features user-friendly two-page spreads with enlarged art, clearer, more concise text descriptions, and new boldface headings that make this classic coloring book accessible to a wider range of learners.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137548590

Subject: Anatomy & Physiology

Category: Human Anatomy


Table of Contents



  1. Anatomic Planes & Sections
  2. Terms of Position & Direction
  3. Systems of the Body (1)
  4. Systems of the Body (2)
  5. Cavities & Linings


  1. The Generalized Cell
  2. Cell Division / Mitosis
  3. Tissues: Epithelial
  4. Tissues: Fibrous Connective Tissues
  5. Tissues: Supporting Connective Tissues
  6. Tissues: Muscle
  7. Tissues: Skeletal Muscle Microstructure
  8. Tissues: Nervous
  9. Integration of Tissues


  1. The Integument: Epidermis
  2. The Integument: Dermis


  1. Long Bone Structure
  2. Endochondral Ossification
  3. Axial / Appendicular Skeleton
  4. Classification of Joints
  5. Terms of Movements
  6. Bones of the Skull (1)
  7. Bones of the Skull (2)
  8. Temporomandibular Joint
  9. Vertebral Column
  10. Cervical & Thoracic Vertebrae
  11. Lumbar, Sacral, & Coccygeal Vertebrae
  12. Bony Thorax
  13. Upper Limb: Pectoral Girdle & Humerus
  14. Upper Limb: Glenohumeral (Shoulder) Joint
  15. Upper Limb: Bones of the Forearm
  16. Upper Limb: Elbow & Related Joints
  17. Upper Limb: Bones / Joints of the Wrist & Hand
  18. Upper Limb: Bones / Joints in Review
  19. Lower Limb: Hip Bone, Pelvic Girdle, & Pelvis
  20. Lower Limb: Male & Female Pelves
  21. Lower Limb: Sacroiliac & Hip Joints
  22. Lower Limb: Bones of the Thigh & Leg
  23. Lower Limb: Knee Joint
  24. Lower Limb: Ankle Joint & Bones of the Foot
  25. Lower Limb: Bones & Joints in Review


  1. Introduction to Skeletal Muscle
  2. Integration of Muscle Action
  3. Head: Muscles of Facial Expression
  4. Head: Muscles of Mastication
  5. Neck: Anterior & Lateral Muscles
  6. Torso: Deep Muscles of the Back & Posterior Neck
  7. Torso: Muscles of the Bony Thorax & Posterior Abdominal Wall
  8. Torso: Muscles of the Anterior Abdominal Wall & Inguinal Region
  9. Torso: Muscles of the Pelvis
  10. Torso: Muscles of the Perineum
  11. Upper Limb: Muscles of Scapular Stabilization
  12. Upper Limb: Muscles of the Musculotendinous Cuff
  13. Upper Limb: Movers of the Shoulder Joint
  14. Upper Limb: Movers of Elbow & Radioulnar Joints
  15. Upper Limb: Movers of Wrist & Hand Joints
  16. Upper Limb: Movers of Hand Joints (Intrinsics)
  17. Upper Limb: Review of Muscles
  18. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Gluteal Region
  19. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Posterior Thigh
  20. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Medial Thigh
  21. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Anterior Thigh
  22. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Anterior & Lateral Leg
  23. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Posterior Leg
  24. Lower Limb: Muscles of the Foot (Intrinsics)
  25. Lower Limb: Review of Muscles
  26. Functional Overview


  1. Organization
  2. Functional Classification of Neurons
  3. Synapses & Neurotransmitters
  4. Neuromuscular Integration


  1. Development of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
  2. Cerebral Hemispheres
  3. Tracts / Nuclei of Cerebral Hemispheres
  4. Diencephalon
  5. Brain Stem / Cerebellum
  6. Spinal Cord
  7. Ascending Tracts (Pathways)
  8. Descending Tracts


  1. Ventricles of the Brain
  2. Meninges
  3. Circulation of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)


  1. Cranial Nerves
  2. Spinal Nerves & Nerve Roots
  3. Spinal Reflexes
  4. Distribution of Spinal Nerves
  5. Brachial Plexus & Nerves to the Upper Limb
  6. Lumber & Sacral Plexuses: Nerves to the Lower Limb
  7. Dermatomes
  8. Sensory Receptors


  1. ANS: Sympathetic Division (1)
  2. ANS: Sympathetic Division (2)
  3. ANS: Parasympathetic Division


  1. Visual System (1)
  2. Visual System (2)
  3. Visual System (3)
  4. Auditory & Vestibular Systems (1)
  5. Auditory & Vestibular Systems (2)
  6. Taste & Smell


  1. Blood & Blood Elements
  2. Scheme of Blood Circulation
  3. Blood Vessels
  4. Mediastinum, Walls, & Coverings of the Heart
  5. Chambers of the Heart
  6. Cardiac Conduction System & the ECG
  7. Coronary Arteries & Cardiac Veins
  8. Arteries of the Head & Neck
  9. Arteries of the Brain
  10. Arteries & Veins of the Upper Limb
  11. Arteries of the Lower Limb
  12. Aorta, Branches, & Related Vessels
  13. Arteries to Gastrointestinal Tract & Related Organs
  14. Arteries of the Pelvis & Perineum
  15. Review of Principal Arteries
  16. Veins of the Head & Neck
  17. Caval & Azygos Systems
  18. Veins of the Lower Limb
  19. Hepatic Portal System
  20. Review of Principal Veins


  1. Lymphatic Drainage & Lymphocyte Circulation


  1. Introduction
  2. Innate & Adaptive Immunity
  3. Thymus & Red Marrow
  4. Spleen
  5. Lymph Node
  6. Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue (M.A.L.T.)


  1. Overview
  2. External Nose, Nasal Septum, & Nasal Cavity
  3. Paranasal Air Sinuses
  4. Pharynx & Larynx
  5. Lobes & Pleura of the Lungs
  6. Lower Respiratory Tract
  7. Mechanism of Respiration


  1. Overview
  2. Oral Cavity & Relations
  3. Anatomy of a Tooth
  4. Pharynx & Swallowing
  5. Peritoneum
  6. Esophagus and Stomach
  7. Small Intestine
  8. Large intestine
  9. Liver
  10. Biliary System & Pancreas


  1. Urinary Tract
  2. Kidneys & Related Retroperitoneal Structures
  3. Kidney & Ureter
  4. The Nephron
  5. Tubular Function & Renal Circulation


  1. Introduction
  2. Pituitary Gland & Hypothalamus
  3. Pituitary Gland & Target Organs
  4. Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands
  5. Adrenal (Suprarenal) Glands
  6. Pancreatic Islets


  1. Male Reproductive System
  2. Testis
  3. Male Urogenital Structures
  4. Female Reproductive System
  5. Ovary
  6. Uterus, Uterine Tubes, & Vagina
  7. Menstrual Cycle
  8. Breast (Mammary Gland)






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